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Regional and International Relations
Saudi Arabia confirms role in strikes against Islamic State in Syria Saudi Arabia announces that the its air force participated in the US-led air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
US gives `strong support` to Yemen government despite Shia rebel uprising Spencer Ackerman analyzes Washington’s reaction to the fall of Sanaa to the Houthis.
US orders evacuation of embassy staff in Yemen citing security concerns The US state department orders some of its diplomats and other government workers at the US embassy to leave the country due to the deterioration in security.
Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security Saudi Arabia speaks of “unprecedented challenges” facing Yemen following the fall of Sanaa ot the Houthis.
No role for Al Assad in Syria, Saudi FM says Saud Al Faisal maintains that Bashar al-Assad cannot have a role in Syria’s future.
Qatar says fight against Islamic State will fail if Assad stays Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani warns that the fight against the militancy of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria will not succeed if the Syrian president remains in power.
Qatar emir denies funding Syria extremists The Qatari emir denies accusations that his country funds extremist groups in Syria, and expresses commitment to the US-led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
UAE, Israel pursues "extensive" anti-Qatari campaign in the US: report A news report on a lobbying campaign by Israeli and Emirati officials against Qatar in the United States.
Kuwait denies Israel meeting reports Kuwait denies reports that its foreign minister met with the Israeli justice minister in New York.
Reports and Opinions
Saudi security forces kill a Saudi "terror" suspect Saudi security forces kill a Saudi man wanted on “terror-related” charges in the Eastern Province.
Saudi correctional centre claims success with former jihadists Benjamin Barhe reports on the Mohammed bin Nayef Center, which specializes in rehabilitating Saudi nationals who joined al-Qa‘ida.
Saudi pilots receive online death threats after air strikes on Isis The eight Saudi airmen who participated in the airstrikes in Syria receive threats on Twitter following the publication of their pictures.
Islamic State crisis: UAE female pilot in air strikes The United Arab Emirates’ first female air force pilot participates in the airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Mariam al-Mansouri on becoming UAE`s first female fighter pilot – video An interview with al-Mansouri, the first Emirati female pilot.
`Forces of darkness` tarnish Islam: Saudi crown prince Prince Muqren bin Abdul Aziz says that Saudi Arabia needs to protect the youth from extremism.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain: ‘Second highest prison population rate’ among Arab states Yazan al-Saadi examines the high number of detained human rights activists in Bahrain.
Jailed Bahrain activist ends hunger strike Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ends his month-long hunger strike, which aimed to attract attention to his case.
Bahrain parliamentary elections on November 22 A royal decree announces that parliamentary elections will be held in November.
Bahrain support to women’s empowerment The Bahraini king asserts that “Bahrain is constantly striving to involve women alongside men in the nation-building process.”
Crisis in Yemen
Three children injured in Yemen drone strike Saeed Al Batati reports on a recent US drone strike in Yemen, which killed three militants and injured three civilians.
Yemen: Sanaa calm in wake of peace deal A news report on relative calm in Sanaa following the signing of a peace deal between the Houthis and the Yemeni government.
Yemen: Houthi leader hails ‘revolution’ The Houthi leader describes his supporters’ control of Sanaa as a “successful revolution.”
Yemen president warns of civil war Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi asserts that there is a foreign conspiracy against Yemen, and pledges to restore state authority.
In Pictures: Houthis take over Sanaa A photo essay of the Houthis’ control of Sanaa.
Yemenis demonstrate to press Houthi rebels to quit Sanaa Hundreds of Yemenis demonstrate in Sanaa, demanding that the Houthi rebels leave the capital.
Yemen’s violent politics: Houthis take over An Economist article on the implication of the fall of Sanaa to the political scene in Yemen.
Yemen suicide bomber attacks Houthi rebel field hospital A suicide bomber drives into a field hospital run by the Houthis, killing one person and wounding others.
Yemeni Houthis celebrate `Friday of victory` Thousands of supporters of the Houthi rebels rally to celebrate the fall of Sanaa.
Al-Qaida splinter group claims rocket attack on US embassy in Yemen Ansar al-Sharia launches a rocket at the US embassy in Sanaa.
Houthi rebels attack Yemen security chief`s home The Houthis attack the house of the Yemeni intelligence chief in Sanaa.
Clashes in Sanaa kill two Houthi rebels, one Yemeni soldier Two Houthi rebels die during clashes with troops loyal to the president.
Yemen frees members of Iran Revolutionary Guards: sources Yemen frees at least three suspected Iranian Revolution Guard members who were held for months over alleged ties to the Houthis.
Indian mission receives nearly 2,800 complaints in Qatar The Indian mission in Qatar receives thousands of complaints this year, including ones related to labor law violations.
Kuwaiti police officer quizzed over expat abuse The Kuwaiti interior minister is quizzing a police officer who is videotaped abusing a foreign resident.
Citizenship and Statelessness
Court declines to rule on media baron’s citizenship The lawyer of a denaturalized Kuwaiti citizen says that the court informed him that ruling on denaturalization cases is “outside its jurisdiction.”
Kuwaiti court acquits 67 protesters A Kuwait court acquits sixty-seven Bidoon protesters, who were arrested in 2012 after participating in an unlicensed demonstration.
Saudi Arabia: End Arbitrary Detention Human Rights Watch calls upon the Saudi authorities to stop its policy of arbitrary detention.
Saudi Arabia: Authorities forced blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari to stops tweeting The Gulf Center for Human Rights deplores the interior ministry’s ordering of al-Shammari to shut down his twitter account.
UAE: Postponement of trial of human rights defender Osama Al-Najjar The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on postponing al-Najjar’s trial until October.
Yemen: The GCHR calls for the freedom of the press to be respected in Yemen The Gulf Center for Human Rights expresses concern over freedom of the press in Yemen.
Targeting ‘Waad’ Society after ‘Al-Wefaq’ Imposes Restrictions on Peaceful Political Work The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the Bahraini authorities’ crackdown on peaceful societies.
BCHR Report: Stateless in Bahrain The Bahrain Center for Human Right publishes a report on people in Bahrain living without a nationality.
Update: Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Ends His Hunger Strike The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on the human rights activist’s decision to end his hunger strike.
Qatar withdraws from Asian Games in hijab row The Qatari women’s basketball team pulls out of the tournament after the International Basketball Federation refuses to allow them to play, wearing the hijabs.
Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA`s Zwanziger A FIFA executive committee member asserts that the 2022 world cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching heat.
اليمن | الحوثي يعلن «انتصار الثورة» ... وهادي يصف ما حدث في بالمؤامرة
The Houthi leader describes his supporters’ control of Sanaa as a “successful revolution” while the Yemeni president attributes it to a “foreign conspiracy.”
ثورة أخرى في اليمن على... السعودية
Fouad Ibrahim examines Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the fall of Sanaa to the Houthis and the resignation of the government.
سيطرة الحوثيين على صنعاء تعزز موقع طهران في المنطقة
The Houthis’ control of Sanaa consolidates Iran’s position in the region.
الرياض تحمّل الأمم المتحدة مسؤولية سقوط مشروعها السياسي في صنعاء
Mona Safwan analyzes the tense relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UN envoy to Yemen.
صراعٌ بين زمنين
Amer Mohsen argues that Saudi Arabia’s cronies in Yemen have failed in their confrontation with the Houthis because their leadership is based on feudal relations and cut off from the Yemeni people.
صنعاء في يد الحوثيّين لليوم الثالث
A news report on the situation in Sanaa after three days of the fall of the capital to the Houthis.
معارك صنعاء تحصد 200 قتيلاً
The clashes between the Houthis and the Islah party left two hundred people dead during the second half of September.
الحوثيون يسيطرون على أكبر شركة نفط في اليمن
The Houthis manage to take control of a Yemeni-French oil company.
الحوثيون يقلبون طاولة اليمن:هل تضحك الرياض في سرّها؟
Ali Shaqeer analyzes the current political scene in Yemen.
هادي للحوثيين: غادروا صنعاء
The Yemeni president asks the Houthis to leave the capital a week after they took over the city.
"أنصار الشريعة" تستهدف السفارة الأميركية في صنعاء
Ansar al-Sharia, an al-Qa’ida splinter group, launches a rocket at the US embassy in Sanaa.
الحوثيون يهاجمون منزل رئيس جهاز الأمن القومي
The Houthis attack the house of the Yemeni intelligence chief in Sanaa.
الحوثيون يستعدّون للمعركة المقبلة... ضد «القاعدة»
Ahmed al-Zarqa argues that the Houthis’ next battle will be against al-Qa’ida.
جنوب اليمن.. من حلم الدولة إلى «القاعدة»
Abdullah Zughaib reflects on the different political groups and the rise of al-Qa’ida’s influence in southern Yemen.
الكويت تجلي طاقمها الديبلوماسي من اليمن
Kuwait evacuates its diplomats from Yemen.
صنعاء تفرج عن شخصين تتهمهما بالانتماء إلى "حزب الله"
The Yemeni authorities release two people suspected of belonging to Lebanon’s Hizbullah.
قتلى في استهداف قاعدة للحوثيين
Tens are killed and injured in a car explosion that targeted a field hospital run by the Houthis in Marib.
البحرين في عيون أميركا: حاملة طائرات عملاقة
Abbas Bousafwan maintains that US generals perceive Bahrain solely as a big aircraft carrier.
البحرين: الانتخابات النيابية في 22 تشرين الثاني
The Bahraini king issued a decree announcing that parliamentary elections will take place in November.
البحرين: عبد الهادي الخواجة ينهي إضراباً عن الطعام
The Bahraini human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, ends his hunger strike.
الفيصل: الحرب على الإرهاب يجب أن تكون شاملة
The Saudi foreign minister asserts that the war on terrorism should be comprehensive.
آل سعود يُنفّسون هلعهم بجريمة في القطيف
Mohammed Nazzal reports on the death of one man and the injury of another when the Saudi police used live ammunition to disperse unarmed protesters in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
السعودية تشارك في الغارات على "داعش"
Saudi Arabia participates in airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
A news report on the significance of Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it took part in the airstrikes in Syria.
الإمارات تلحق بالسعودية!
The United Arab Emirates follows Saudi Arabia and announces that it has participated in the airstrikes in Syria.
Amer Mohsen writes on the training of Syrian opposition groups inside Saudi Arabia.
السعودية: إعدام أربعة ينتمون إلى خلية إرهابية
A Saudi court sentences four men to death on charges of joining a terrorist group.
الكويت: تبرئة 67 شخصاً من المتظاهرين
A Kuwait court acquits sixty-seven Bidoon protesters, who were arrested in 2012 after participating in an unlicensed demonstration.
القضاء الكويتي: "غير مختص" في قضايا إسقاط الجنسية
The lawyer of a denaturalized Kuwaiti citizen says that the court informed him that ruling on denaturalization cases is “outside its jurisdiction.”
الفيصل: لا دور للأسد في مستقبل سوريا
The Saudi foreign minister says that the Syrian president cannot play a role in Syria’s future.